Today is my 27th birthday! I haven't posted in a LONG time, sorry about that! But today I have something important to post: MY BIRTHDAY WISH LIST!! Don't worry, there is only one item on it: WATER.

This year I was challenged by this video


You know, in America, clean drinking water is something I've never had to think about. It's always available, bottled or tap. And to be brutally honest, I will only drink tap if there is NO OTHER OPTION. Almost a billion people on the planet don’t have access to clean drinking water. Unsafe water and a lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of all disease and kill more people than all forms of violence, including war! That means, ONE in EIGHT of us on this planet don't have clean drinking water.



Wow, I bet those 1 billion people would gladly drink from my kitchen sink faucet - the faucet I so often snubbed with disdain!
BUT GUESS WHATFor just $20, you can give clean drinking water to one person for 20 YEARS!







I have decided to do my part in bringing clean water around the world by giving up my favorite holiday, MY BIRTHDAY! Instead of gifts, I've asked my friends and family to go to my Charity:Water webpage and donate $27 for my 27th Birthday! I'm currently 80% to my goal! Charity:Water is a non-profit organization that gives 100% of public donations to directly fund water projects! Check out their website to see how you can get involved in the movement!

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